- Woburn trails:What am I missing out?
Did my first outing on the Longsdale trail last weekend. My 1st trail riding since I was a kid a long time ago. I was thinking of bringing my boys aged 8 and 9 but too steep in places for me and so no chance for them. I would be interested in an easier trail, with less tree stumps.Posted 5 months agokimbersSubscriber
I can get 20k or so doing the lonslade trail and the church/Tin shed side, not masses more, can head over rushmere but there’s not much there that I’ve found (some new jumps tho) and I’ve not found a satisfying linking route over there.
Crotchrocket is yer man of hes still on herePosted 5 months agoTrimixMember
You are probably missing out on lots. You just have to explore it. Each time I go I find more by exploring. No good asking for directions as they will just be “left at the tree” sort.
Small but good stuff is easily hidden / missed. Figure out which bits you haven’t ridden in and go and ride those bits. Its such a small area you wont be lost for long.
Ride about randomly and you will find stuff, some call it exploring, others call it being lost.Posted 5 months ago
I’m trying to think of any steep bits on the official trails? There’s a (option) little bank to drop off at the bottom of Empire, but that’s actually not on the official trail, which turns off left in front of it. Everything is rollable.
If you can’t get down some of the “steeps” get off for a look, drop your saddle, session a few of the less steep bits first to get your eye in! Start small, and work up 😉
(there’s some reasonable drops and steeps hidden off in the cheekier corners of the woods that would be classed as a black run at most trail centers, but not much that would make it to double black (with the exception of the really big features in the jumps bowl)Posted 5 months ago
That’ll be The Thorn Trail On Aspley side. There are two or three more trails on that side, probably more that need re-establishing actually.
To the OP, you’ll have missed loads. Church side around to Back Wood and out toward the A5, so beyond the Shed Trail area, there are loads, you gotta explore. Some are more effort than reward of course. Some are very steep so be very careful if you go solo.
Near Bobs Drop there are a couple too and along from there and out to Woburn sands along from the Moat there are a couple. There is also a loop you can do that goes out toward Eversholt. Rushmere has about half a dozen official lines, though Matt Jones had been doing a red bull edit so a couple are out of action. But there are loads of unofficial lines in across two or three woods in that park – another to explore.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and you’re welcome to email for meet up.Posted 5 months agomanlikegregonabikeMember
There was a great steep trail with tones of roots and a massive rut at the bottom. But I don’t ride locally so I don’t know which wood it is. All I can say that it was DJ side and it was pretty boggy at the bottom and some logging has been happening.
Also there are some steep trails near the DJ mainline roll in.
And on the tin shed side there is a small pine tree plantation with young trees, found endless tracks in there and a really steep bank into them.
Edit: did some research and the first one I was describing is Bobs Drop 😯Posted 5 months ago
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